I've discovered some new favorite jams in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, I've been enjoying Freedom Planet immensely, and the music to one of my favorite Mickey Mouse games has been on my mind as of late. Hope you enjoy the variety of this week's edition of Favorite Tunes.
Fortune Night 1 - Freedom Planet (PC, Wii U)
This indie platformer that was clearly inspired by gameplay elements from the Sonic the Hedgehog games was originally only available on Steam in 2014 but as of 2015, the game can now be purchased off the Wii U eShop. Its a pretty solid platformer with remarkable sprite work and a killer soundtrack.
Marionation Gear (Chosoju Mecha MG) - Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
I cannot say how grateful I am that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U brings back a lot of songs from Brawl. As it turns out, despite all the time I spent playing that game, I missed a lot of stuff, espcially some sweet tracks. Marionation Gear comes from the game, Chosoju Mecha MG, a Japan only 3DS game. Dueling mechs set to electric guitars and pianos? Yes, please! But since the game was only released in Japan, I'll just have to battle to this track without mechs. Oh well. One out of two ain't bad.
Floodlight - Ridge Racer 6 (360)
The Ridge Racer series has sadly become a showpiece for new hardware. Usually when a new system is about to launch, you can count on a Ridge Racer title to accompany it. I've missed out on the PSP Ridge Racer titles as well as Ridge Racer 6 and 7 but, a few songs from that game did make it into Ridge Racer 3D, which was the last Ridge Racer game I played. Thankfully the game's still let you select the music you wish to race to and I cannot get enough of Floodlight.
Character Select - Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Multi)
Select themes are some of the truly underappreciated gems in the world of game music. While most character select themes for fighting games like to get you jazzed up for the coming battle (which is all well and good) Xenoverse's is warmly soothing.
Pete's Peak - The Magical Quest Staring Mickey Mouse (SNES)
The Genesis titles seem to get all the love when it comes to retro games staring the Mouse. No doubt Castle and World of Illusion are great games, but The Magical Quest is a Mickey Mouse that will always hold a special place in my heart. If the sound font sounds like that of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, that's because not only was Magical Quest a Capcom game, but the game also shares the same composer as Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, Mari Yamaguchi.
Lava Scarves and Red-Hot Blarggs - Yoshi's Wooly World (Wii U)
Wooly World may very just be the best Yoshi platforming game. That may be heresy to fans of Yoshi's Island but the level design and sheer fun to be had in Yoshi's yarn-inspired adventures is just that grand. The soundtrack hits lots of different genres. One of the lava based levels brings the rock hard.
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